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June 26, 2017

Antonio ‘Tony’ Barbagallo – Monongahela

Antonio “Tony” Barbagallo, 78 of Monongahela, died Saturday, June 17, 2017, in Monongahela-Valley Hospital. He was born Dec. 5, 1938, in Martirano Lombardo, Calabria, Italy, the son of the late Luigi and Carmela Curcio Barbagallo. After leaving Italy and moving to the United States in 1960, Tony began working construction and then later became a crane operator at the former Combustion Engineering Steel Mill in Monongahela until his retirement. Following the closing of St. Anthony Catholic Church in Monongahela, he had become a parishioner of Epiphany of Our Lord Roman Catholic Church in Monessen, and was a member of the former Italian Citizens Club in Monongahela. Surviving are two daughters, Toni Marie and Tammy Barbagallo of Monongahela; two brothers, Giovanni (Maria) Barbagallo and Octavio Barbagallo; three sisters, Natalia (Pasquale) Mastroinni, Concetta Bartolotta and Rosetta (Giuseppe) Borgia; a sister-in-law, Carmelina Barbagallo; and a cousin who was like a brother to him, Giuseppe Lanzo, all of whom remain in Italy, along with several nieces and nephews. Preceding him in death was his wife, Mary Affinito Barbagallo, who died July 19, 1995, two brothers Francesco and Vincenzo Barbagallo and a sister Santina Pucci. Friends will be received at the MARSHALL MARRA FUNERAL HOME, 216 Chess St., Monongahela, 724-258-6767, marshallmarrafuneralhome.com, from 6 to 8 p.m. Tuesday and 2 to 4 and 6 to 8 p.m. Wednesday. Prayers will begin in the funeral home at 9:15 a.m. on Thursday, June 22, 2017, followed by a Mass of Christian Burial in the Epiphany of Our Lord Roman Catholic Church at 10 a.m. with the Rev. Michael J. Crookston as Celebrant. Interment will follow in Monongahela Cemetery.